El Salvador works every day to increase the generation of renewable energies. Proof of this is that, to date, 85% of the electricity produced in the country is based on renewables, with geothermal being the one that injects the most.
The projects promoted by the government of President Nayib Bukele have allowed El Salvador to preside over the last Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and to also participate in the 23rd Session of the Council.
In this sense, the general director of IRENA, Francesco La Camera, confirmed that LAGEO will become a center of excellence on an international scale to train countries in geothermal matters.
At the conclave, the Lempa River Hydroelectric Executive Commission (CEL), represented by Vanessa Interiano, presented the transformations promoted by President Bukele, and confirmed that El Salvador is committed to promoting a sustainability and carbon neutrality approach during the next 30 years. years, thus giving a fundamental impetus for the fulfillment of the sustainable development goals (SDG).
«It is in this spirit that El Salvador signed a cooperation agreement with IRENA, through which they will work closely to promote the country’s national decarbonization efforts in support of climate and economic development goals,» the diplomat said.
In this second phase of this study, IRENA and El Salvador will work on the implementation of the recommendations made in the framework of the recent Renewable Energy Readiness Assessment (RRA) study.
In addition, the promotion and production of geothermal energy is a key area of attention, as well as the exchange of knowledge on the matter.
The government continues to work to reaffirm the commitment to carry out all the necessary efforts and actions that contribute to adopting the sustainable use of renewable energies in the country, an example of which is that El Salvador will host the Second High-Level Conference of the Global Geothermal Alliance, to be held on September 30, 2022.
Likewise, different activities will be carried out, such as training graduates in geothermal energy in the country.
For the Bukele administration, IRENA has become a crucial actor in achieving a true energy transition. Its work is essential to achieving the Paris Agreement and the SDGs to a great extent.